2023 South Australia Scholarship Presentation

Much of my work is dedicated to bettering the lives of veterans living with PTSD. Of course, none of this would have been possible without AVCAT.

Chloe Dean, AVCAT Alumni
L-R: Len Russell – CEO AVCAT, Cahill McIntyre, Chloe Dean – AVCAT Alumni, Chelsea Viner, Ethan Thompson-Skene, Janice Silby – Deputy Commissioner SA DVA

By Len Russell, AVCAT CEO

We were glad to be hosted in Adelaide once again by Ms Janice Silby, DVA Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner for SA, for the Adelaide scholarship ceremony. Ms Silby gave an address on behalf of DVA and presented scholars with their Long Tan Bursary certificates.

Scholarship sponsors proudly awarded scholarship certificates to recipients of sponsored scholarships. We were joined by Mr Brett Grosser President of TPI SA, Ms Diane Carr, President of Australian War Widows SA, Mr Robert Ellis, Vice President of the Vietnam Veterans Federation of SA, and Mr Rob Eley, President of Legacy SA and Broken Hill.

AVCAT Alumni guest speaker Chloe Dean gave an emotional speech highlighting the value of family and the invaluable support of her Legacy Australia Scholarship. ‘If I could impart one piece of advice, it would be to hold them close… I graduated last year and began my job as a research scientist at Defence Science and Technology. Much of my work is dedicated to bettering the lives of veterans living with PTSD. Of course, none of this would have been possible without AVCAT.’ Chloe encouraged the 2023 scholars saying, ‘Take this wonderful opportunity AVCAT has given you with both hands and never let go. You are here because AVCAT has seen something wonderful in you.’

Congratulations to all our 2023 South Australian scholars and my warmest thanks to Ms Janice Silby.

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